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Pre-war Model 70 Custom by Paul Jaeger
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February 25, 2024 - 5:49 am
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Purchased this last month… took a while to take possession.  It may not appeal to the  pure Winchester Model 70 “collector” out there, but I couldn’t resist.  Pre-war .220 Swift.  Bore is in nice shape…  The metal has been refinished, but I absolutely love the stock work.  I have a soft spot for the classic custom gun makers… Griffin & Howe, Sedgley, Jaeger & others… something about the hunting rifles of that era just brings a smile to my face.   

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February 25, 2024 - 10:15 am
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Nice. I also have a spot in my collecting for customs. Especially war time 8mm Mausers with the German markings in place.

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February 25, 2024 - 11:43 am
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Ben,

A very nice example as I can appreciate it as others do. My good friend had a Hart Bull barrel put on a 1949 model 70 and in the 220 Swift as we’ve taken woodchucks at our farm/hunting property in PA over the years and a few other not to far off places. The thing is that dog gone thing weighs a ton so we don’t try to drag it too far. LOL! Laugh

Thanks for Sharing and enjoy your find,

Anthony

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February 25, 2024 - 2:03 pm
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Hi Ben-

Very attractive M70!!!  Kind of has the lines of a pre-war Super Grade only with a more scope-friendly stock and better looking cheekpiece.  Laugh

Would you mind sharing the serial number (here or by PM) so I can add it to the M70 survey?  All entries in the survey are anonymous (as to owner) when the rifles are in private hands.

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Lou

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February 25, 2024 - 2:37 pm
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Beautiful gun. That looks like a Fritz Voight stock, is it stamped FRV anywhere?

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February 25, 2024 - 4:23 pm
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Louis Luttrell said
Very attractive M70!!!  Kind of has the lines of a pre-war Super Grade only with a more scope-friendly stock and better looking cheekpiece.  Laugh 

I think Ben said the forearm tip is horn, not plastic, so that’s an improvement.

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